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Buddhist landscapes in Central India: Sanchi hill and archaeologies of religious and social change, c. Third Century BC to Fifth Century AD

Julia Shaw
University College London / 2007 / ISBN 978-0-9553924-4-3

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  • Preface; List of figures; List of tables; List of plates; Abbreviations; Select glossary; Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Buddhism, urbanisation and the states
  • Physical geography and the archaeology of central India
  • Sanchi study area: the physical environment
  • Political history of the Sanchi area
  • Religious history and religious change in the Sanchi area
  • Theory and method of landscape archaeology
  • The Sanchi survey project: research design and field methodology
  • Archaeology of Vidisha and Sanchi Hill
  • The Sanchi survey project: chronology
  • Buddhist sites and ‘Buddhist landscapes’
  • Non-Buddhist ritual sites
  • Habitational settlement sites
  • Irrigation systems
  • Conclusion: towards an integrated model of religious change
  • Notes; Appendices; Bibliography; Index